Baumbach Building

oil on wood, 7″ x 9″, 2016

The Baumbach Building is one of Milwaukee’s first factories built in the style of the Chicago School. The building was a clothes factory and warehouse that became the Midwest Lamp & Novelty Co. in 1946. It was renovated in the 1980s for business and residences. When I scouted this site for painting, it was on the weekend and there were no cars in the parking lot. As I painted there during the week, it became an aggravating challenge to paint the ever-changing cars. Now the parking lot is one of my favorite things about the painting.